Chuck Schumer Slams Supreme Court Following Landmark Trump Immunity Ruling

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Slams Supreme Court Following Landmark Trump Immunity Ruling

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) criticized the “MAGA SCOTUS” on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of former President Donald Trump in his case against January 6th prosecutors.

Former President Donald Trump is facing charges in Washington, D.C., filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith concerning his actions on January 6, 2021, when rioters stormed the Capitol. Trump contends that he is immune from prosecution for his official duties.

As previously reported, the Court ruled that presidents have absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts but not for unofficial acts. The case has been sent back to the trial court to determine the distinction between the two.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer led Democrats in expressing outrage over the 6-3 decision, in which the conservative majority was led by Chief Justice John Roberts. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Schumer blamed the three justices appointed by Trump.

Schumer has a history of attempting to pressure Supreme Court justices. Notably, in 2020, he warned two newly appointed justices that they would “pay the price” if they dared to overturn Roe v. Wade, a decision that they later made.

The case is Trump v. United States, No. 23-939 in the Supreme Court of the United States.